Ted Abel, PhD

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Biochemistry

Contact Information

Primary Office
2312 PBDB
169 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

2400 PBDB
169 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

2-471B BSB
51 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, Chemistry, Swarthmore College
M Phil, Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, HHMI

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Research Summary

Research in the Abel lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. We use mouse models to examine the role of molecular signaling pathways as well as transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in defining how neural circuits mediate behavior.